There is a bond between a cattleman and his livestock that is difficult to understand or explain. Making a living from raising live animals requires an involvement and stewardship unlike other occupations. The rancher will work long hours, often in miserable conditions with little pay in caring for his herd. 

The cowboy’s horse is mostly left out of this composition except for his shoes for a reason. Notice the special connection between the cowboy’s right arm and the calf’s leg. This relationship is the focus of this sculpture and I didn’t want the calf to compete with the horse for the story.

The calf is perplexed but not scared. He is in good hands. I believe it is this man’s spirit that God had in mind when he wrote -

…know well the condition of your flocks,
and pay attention your herds. Proverbs 27:23


Edition of 12

26" H x 14"

Available - $4,495

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